We all know that Siri was an instant hit on the iPhone 4S. People kept asking for more and Siri was a much-anticipated app on the iPad 3. All we got when the iPad 3 released was a voice dictation feature that is as good as nothing when compared with Siri. Of course, we are not questioning the importance and usability of the Voice Dictation feature, but we were expecting something as versatile as Siri, right? Well, Spire came as a great relief. With Spire, you could easily get Siri-functionality on your iDevice, be it iPod or iPhone 4 or even the iPad. Of course, there was a downside to this.
The interface looked somewhat different and a bit ugly.
Spire is an excellent jailbreak app which brings all the features of Siri to your iDevice, but the only problem was the interface. The complete black background was something widely different from the original Siri interface on the iPhone 4S.
Well, here’s a solution to all that now! We can now proudly claim that you can install Siri on iPad – complete with the interface too! Chances are, if Apple decides to bring Siri to the iPad, this is how it would look!
The Full Siri GUI for iPad 1 / 2 Cydia Tweak, available by default on the Cydia Store (it’s on the ModMyi repo, which exists by default), adds all those GUI eye-candy feature for Spire’s Siri. So all you need is:
A jailbroken iPad 1, iPad 2
Cydia with ModMyi Repo (usually this exists by default so you don’t need to bother about this)
Spire installed on the iDevice
Just look for Full Siri GUI for iPad 1 / 2 Cydia app on the store, download and install it. You’re done!
Since Spire is available only for iOS 5.0.1 for the moment, you will need an iPad 1 / 2 which has only iOS 5.0.1. If you’ve got iOS 5.1 on your device, you might need to downgrade it (yes, it’s a bit of a headache at the moment, we know).
Although the Cydia tweak for the Full Siri GUI is compatible with iOS 5.1 too, you will need Spire’s support too. That is why you need to have a iOS 5.0.1 jailbroken firmware running on the iPad 1 / iPad 2.